This is my response to this article that they keep running on AOL. They’re focusing on women’s clothing sizes and trying to figure out what men find the most attractive. Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://www.momlogic.com/2008/08/americans_like_em_hungry_page.php This article is actually a continuation of a previous one in which they acted like they had discovered that men prefer large women.
The writer said “Although we wanted to believe that we don’t live in a society where the men find a size 0 to be the perfect body type, we do.”
Which is absolutely not true! I’ve heard guys criticize overly-skinny girls on many occasions, saying that they look like boys. Chasing after a number is dumb, people’s goal should be to be healthy.
In the previous article, the writer seemed thrilled because the conclusion that they arrived at was that men prefer to date fat girls, leading me to believe that the writer is a large woman who was hoping to add more cupcakes to her diet and thought she had finally found an excuse to do so, and after wrting this article she seems disappointed that that isn’t the case.
Anyway, here’s the picture of the model lineup that they used to survey the men referred to in the article, the comment that I left in response is below it:
The fact is that both fat and skinny people have to face body image issues. When it comes down to it, fit is always the most attractive body type. It’s not the size, but how healthy you appear. It makes evolutionary sense. People are more likely to go for someone who is fit looking than fat because they are healthier and evolutionarily speaking, more likely to survive and reproduce. If model 1 is actually a size zero, she looks a little bigger (in a good way) so she may think that she’s a 0 because of vanity sizing (which they didn’t cover in the article) She seems to be in amazing shape, her ribs are not showing, yet she doesn’t have excess fat buildup, she just looks healthy. Healthy is attractive. I’m not actually sure what size I am, shopping at Old Navy I found myself buying sizes 2 and 4 mostly, but I’m sure that’s vanity sizing taking effect (not that I’m complaining) I don’t think I’ve lost any weight, but the numbers on the clothes I buy are lower (stores do this because they know customers like to see that lower number and they’re more likely to buy the clothes if they get to tell people they went from a size __ to a size __ without even trying!)